Lactose intolerant? Now you can have your yogurt -- and eat it too.

General Mills' Yoplait® business says it is encouraging people with lactose intolerance to say “yes” to dairy during Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month (this February) with its newest yogurt, Yoplait Lactose Free.

General Mills says the item is 99 percent fat free with 50 percent of the Daily Value of calcium and vitamin D. Yoplait Lactose Free is available in four flavors; Strawberry, Peach, Cherry and French Vanilla, and contains no artificial sweeteners.

“People with lactose intolerance may avoid yogurt altogether because they don’t want to deal with the worry of digestive symptoms,” says Christina Meyer-Jax, registered dietitian and Yoplait Lactose Free spokesperson. “When people avoid dairy, like yogurt, they may have lower intakes of important bone-building nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. With 50% of the Daily Value of calcium and vitamin D, Yoplait Lactose Free offers a great solution.”
General Mills says Yoplait Lactose Free is the first lactose-free yogurt from a major yogurt brand and is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $0.90 per cup.